Dr. Hayes & Senator Franklin at the 2016 Science of Hope Conference

The Senator Rosa Franklin Creating Enduring Health Equity Through Public Policy Award

This award recognizes the incredible work of Senator Franklin, as this year marks the 10 year anniversary of the passage of a package of bills aimed at reducing health disparities in Washington State. Foremost was the creation of the Governor's Council on Health Disparities. When friends and colleagues have been asked to reflect on the remarkable life and work of Senator Rosa Franklin, many mention her quiet, clear, kind, yet forceful, and strategic way to accomplish her goals. She always had ALL people in mind when working on legislation. Senator Franklin understands the importance of the critical connections between housing, education, and employment to health and being able to live a full and vital life. 

Pictured Left to Right: Dr. Maxine Hayes & Senator Rosa Franklin